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Jack Louis “Dad” Sporich, 81, who once lived in Santa Monica, wants U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez to allow him to change his May 2010 plea.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Crimes

Octogenarian 'Sex Tourist' Who Once Lived in Santa Monica Gets 10 Years in Prison

Posted Sep. 29, 2015, 2:03 pm

An 81-year-old pedophile who previously served time for molesting a Southern California child was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for having sexual contact with two 12-year-old boys in Southeast Asia.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Santa Monica, Crimes, Playa Del Rey

Decomposed Body Found Near Rocky Jetty in Playa del Rey

Posted Sep. 28, 2015, 3:26 pm

An autopsy was pending today on a man whose badly decomposed body was found along the rocks of Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey.

Santa Monica Police are seeking help with information about Equonne Howard's crimes.

News, Santa Monica, Crimes, Santa Monica Police Department

SMPD Arrest Man Linked to Verizon Burglary, False Reports, IED

Posted Sep. 3, 2015, 9:15 am

Based on investigative leads and evidence developed by Santa Monica Police Detectives and the Santa Monica Police Department’s Forensics Unit, the false report calls, the commercial burglary, and the placement of the destructive device were linked and traced back to suspect Howard.

News, Santa Monica, Crimes, Shooting, Santa Barbara

UCSB Shooting Leaves 7 Dead; Shooter Identified

Posted May. 24, 2014, 9:57 am

Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old Woodland Hills native, identified himself on the Internet as a man with a plan to kill female college students at UC Santa Barbara because he was lonely.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Crimes, Smpd, Police

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Trio Of Burglary Thieves In Montebello

Posted May. 21, 2014, 7:44 am

Is This The Way To Montebello?

News, Santa Monica, Crimes, Smpd

Ocean Park Vandalized By Tire Slasher

Posted May. 21, 2014, 7:40 am

82 vehicles reportedly had there respective tires slashed last weekend in Ocean Park.

News, Santa Monica, Crimes, Smpd, Police

Santa Monica Woman Arrested After Assaulting Boyfriend Inside Apartment

Posted May. 20, 2014, 7:40 am

Alert Police Blotter: Attention Seeker?

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department, Crimes, Police, Homeless

Santa Monica Police Arrest Homeless Man On Bike For Possessing Meth

Posted May. 19, 2014, 8:00 am

Alert Police Blotter: Not Going With The Flow.

(This is a police graphic, not an actual Santa Monica Police Department vehicle.)

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Crimes

APB: Man Arrested On Domestic Violence, Petty Theft Charges

Posted Apr. 30, 2012, 12:49 am

Heartbreak Motel. On Tuesday, April 17, at 11:00 a.m., officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the Palm Motel at 2020 ...

Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department, Crimes, Smpd

APB: Husband Arrested For Allegedly Punching Wife

Posted Apr. 25, 2012, 1:31 am

Bad Husband. On Sunday, April 15, at 1:18 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 100 block of Margarita Aven...

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department, Crimes, Smpd

APB: Public Loitering Leads To Fight, Arrests

Posted Apr. 25, 2012, 1:28 am

A Sense Of Relief. On Friday, April 13, at 9:35 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the 1400 block of Princet...

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department, Crimes, Smpd

Postal Worker Subject To Racial Slurs, Death Threat

Posted Apr. 24, 2012, 12:30 am

He Was Delivered To Jail. On Friday, April 13, at 2:56 p.m., officers of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to the 1400 blo...

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department, Crimes, Smpd

APB: Man Arrested For Stealing Shirt, Watch At Nordstrom's

Posted Apr. 23, 2012, 2:33 am

On Thursday, April 12, at 2:40 p.m., officers of the Santa Monica Police Department arrived at Nordstrom’s, located at 220 Broadway, in response ...

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department, Crimes, Smpd

Homeless Man Accused of Assault With Deadly Weapon

Posted Apr. 16, 2012, 5:17 am

On Wednesday, April 4, at 10:54 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department went to the area of Lincoln Boulevard and Marine Street in orde...

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